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Kuwait Airways Extends JFK Transit Flight Through Shannon

Kuwait Airways Extends JFK Transit Flight Through Shannon

Shannon Airport has announced that Kuwait Airways is to extend its Kuwait to New York JFK transit service through Shannon into 2017 and that the airline will double frequencies in the interim.

The service began operating three times weekly from the end of June for a planned four-month period but the airline has now committed to extending the service until 15th February 2017, with the frequencies set to double to six weekly from 31st October.

The Shannon transit service is the first time the carrier’s flag has appeared for scheduled services on an Irish runway.

Andrew Murphy, Chief Commercial Office, Shannon Group, said: “This is very good news for Shannon, not alone in that it is additional business for the airport but it illustrates again Shannon’s suitability as a transit stop for long-haul services between the likes of the Middle East and the USA but also other east-west routes.

“Kuwait Airways originally looked at this as a temporary service and we are very encouraged by the fact that they have decided not alone to extend it to February but to double frequencies to daily services, except for Sundays.

“Shannon has an excellent reputation for efficient and quick handling of all transit aircraft, from the smallest to the largest. We see opportunities to grow this side of the business and Kuwait Airways’ decision to extend and increase frequencies on their service further validates this.”

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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